Top Ten Spooky Spots In San Diego

Jade Wood, Staff Writer

   The beloved Halloween brings spooks and chills to people around the world every October 31, with one in four Americans calling it their favorite holiday, as per CBS News ( What is there for you to do this Halloween season? Behold, the top 10 scary attractions in San Diego.

10.) Gaslamp Quarter Ghost Tour – Walks can be fun, especially when they are haunted! Each spooky season, downtown San Diego hosts an hour-long night tour where participants are brought to the most popular haunted places in downtown San Diego.

9.) Haunted Ghost Town at Heritage Ranch – According to the Co-CEO of the Ovation Theatre, Scott Gregory, the world-renowned theatre and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum are partnering up to tell a story inspired by the legend of Brigadoon. Weak-hearted fear not – there is a kid-friendly showing as well, which starts at 5:30 p.m (

8.) Haunted Hotel – Hotel del Coronado has an frightening history to be uncovered. According to the Hotel Del Coronado website, a woman by the name of Kate Morgan checked herself into the hotel in 1892, and died just a few days later. Morgan’s ghost is now rumored to be haunting her room, in which random breezes and a finicky television have been reported multiple times (

7.) Ghost And Gravestone Tours – Walk through several historic sites with the spooky presences of ghosts and spirits. Visit various parts of the whole city from Old Town, to the El Campo Santo Cemetery, and other haunted attractions. These ghost tours are not recommended for teens under 13 (ghostsandgravestones. com).

6.) Scotty’s Scare Trail – Previously an abandoned amusement park, this haunted Halloween attraction thrills participants. Walk through this 1960s-themed scream zone and attempt to make it through the whole park.

5.) SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream – SeaWorld is once again offering a world of horror this year. According to the Sea World website, this includes five horrifying haunted houses, six scare zones, and more. With endless things to do, who knows what will be lurking in the shadows (

4.) The Scream Zone – Del Mar Scaregrounds is one of the most gruesome fright festivals in Southern California. With three haunting events, onlookers will be both fueled and frightened. According to The Scream Zone’s website, tickets start at 24.99 dollars and can be bought both online and at the Scaregrounds’ ticket booth (

3.) The Haunted Hotel Disturbance – Horror fans will be flocking to central San Diego to experience three haunting events in one location. Located in Mission Valley, the Haunted Hotel, Kill-Billy Chaos, and 3-D Freak-Fest are full of fear-inducing fun. (

2.) Haunted Trails – There is no shortage of adrenaline at this event, which begins with a 3,500-square-foot maze and is followed by a mile-long trail full of jump scares and frightening actors. One of the longest haunted attractions in San Diego, Balboa Park’s popular trail is always worth the price of admission.

1.) The Whaley House – Take a tour through what’s known as the most haunted house in America, with a history of death dating back to the 1800s. Day tours are available, however, if you are feeling adventurous, the house offers night tours and after-hours paranormal investigations.